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Gift for lady in her early 60s
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BringBackThinEyebrows · 04/12/2021 14:18

I'd love some ideas on what to buy for a woman in her early 60s. Budget is £100. She prefers staying in since lockdown rather than events or experiences, so maybe something she can use at home. Some info:

-Already has loads of beauty products and knows exactly what she likes
-Has a dog and loves country walks
-Has a tablet she enjoys using
-Likes stuff in National Trust shops
-Enjoys crafts but has tried to declutter her craft supplies this year
-Enjoys reading fiction (especially crime fiction)
-Likes clothes but doesn't treat herself to new clothes often
-Already has all the kitchen gadgets e.g. velvetiser

Any suggestions welcome Smile Especially if you're a similar age and know what you want.

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SilverBelle · 04/12/2021 23:32

And one more thing... a Santa head bauble to remind me of the huge blow-moulded one we had at home in the 1960s.

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flimflammingo · 04/12/2021 23:36

I'm ten years younger and I like the Welsh blanket idea best.

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Jaxhog · 04/12/2021 23:37

(I'm in my 60s)
Turtle Doves do a great line in recycled cashmere e.g. fingerless gloves. Very nice for cold weather if you have arthritis.

And a Kindle. (I have one as does my 92 yr old mum). Better for the eyes than a tablet (I have several). Maybe add in a kindle unlimited subscription?

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fluffiphlox · 04/12/2021 23:39

I think you need to think about the person not their age. I’m 63 and would be deeply unimpressed by some of these suggestions.

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RunnerDown · 04/12/2021 23:41

Anything cashmere.
Voucher for either Jo Malone or White Company.
Plant or flower subscription. I had Freddie’s flowers for a while and they were lovely.
Gin.

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DahliaMacNamara · 05/12/2021 00:05

@fluffiphlox

I think you need to think about the person not their age. I’m 63 and would be deeply unimpressed by some of these suggestions.

Quite. I have a friend a similar age, and outside of drink and chocolates, she's only interested in gigs and band merchandise. Which is why she's my friend.
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MostlyGuesswork · 05/12/2021 00:20

I'm 60 and would be greatly offended if presented with a shawl!

I'd like some kick-ass power tools, garden bulbs, book of crafting ideas/ recipes/local history with appealing photos.

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Double3xposure · 05/12/2021 00:35

@merrymelody

Age isn't as much of a factor as personality in choosing gifts. Especially for adults.

I agree with this. I would hate / be offended by so many of the ( well intended I’m sure ) suggestions on this thread. To me they seem suitable for someone of 90 not 60.

So clearly women of 60 are not of a hive mind any more that women of 30.
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Skye99 · 05/12/2021 01:36

I’m around this age. I agree with PinkTonic. I wouldn’t like a shawl or hat. It can be hard to buy clothes for someone unless you know their taste. (Or other things.) Some of us are pretty selective. I’d always like a book token or Amazon voucher, or a flower subscription. Or National Trust membership, if she doesn’t already have it.

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irene9 · 05/12/2021 01:49

What's wrong with some nice pricey wine, chocolates and some artisan crackers and cheese maybe a couple of half bottles or snipes of champagne. People like treats they wouldn't buy themselves.

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sue20 · 05/12/2021 02:23

Yeah I don’t like lady either. Nor ageism. But it’s nice you want to recognise your new friendship.

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DeadoftheMoon · 05/12/2021 03:25

Put the hats and shawls away for twenty years. Give her a good vibrator, or if that's a bit intimate, a voucher for Lovehoney. Or a voucher for perfume. One day last week, I was pleased with my outfit and felt like a teenager - I'm 64. She's alive, she's still a woman, don't write her off. What next? A lavender-scented hand-cream?

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DeadoftheMoon · 05/12/2021 03:38

Though if anyone wants to get me a lavender-scented hand-cream, I'm warming to the idea.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 05/12/2021 06:53

Frankly, I'd rather have a shawl than a vibrator. I'd be both bemused and horrified.

Penhaligons taster set?

Although the more I think about this, the more I think Fortnums hamper or flowers.

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RockingMyFiftiesNot · 05/12/2021 07:33

@irene9

What's wrong with some nice pricey wine, chocolates and some artisan crackers and cheese maybe a couple of half bottles or snipes of champagne. People like treats they wouldn't buy themselves.

I would LOVE this. Bung in some champagne truffles for good measure.
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RockingMyFiftiesNot · 05/12/2021 07:35

@SilverBelle

A magnifying glass on a neck chain.

I'm hoping this wasn't a serious suggestion?
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DeedIDo · 05/12/2021 10:33

I'm in that age group and don't really want any more 'stuff'. Can you take her out somewhere for the day, perhaps at a time in the week when there are not too many crowds, and follow that with a nice earl.

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LiterallyKnowsBest · 05/12/2021 10:36

An earl would be a pretty awesome Christmas present.



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ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 05/12/2021 11:40

If someone gave me a foldable Panama hat I’d burst out laughing. So would they!

I’m far too stylish for that!

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goose1964 · 05/12/2021 11:52

I'm heading rapidly in that direction, I'd love a Kuddly , book tokens, posh chocolates

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JustLikea · 05/12/2021 12:51

A box of wine

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Jaxhog · 05/12/2021 13:29

Don't give alcohol without being VERY sure of what she likes. I rarely drink (and then only good gin), and am fed up with being given wine as a present.

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Alcemeg · 05/12/2021 16:02

Re the outrage about ageism and shawls: I'm in my 60s, and recommended a shawl upthread (albeit a colourful one handmade in the Andes) because... I bloody love shawls! they are amazing. Mind you, I live in a house with no central heating (not in UK). Which is probably what shawls were designed for...

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LiterallyKnowsBest · 05/12/2021 16:16

Thing is, Alcemeg, they really are a signifier of shameful, impotent, immobile old age in the UK. Never more so than at the end of the second year of a pandemic - when even I, who had never owned one before, now reach for a hoody when I get up in the morning.

No self respecting nonagenarian here would thank you for such an item.

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LiterallyKnowsBest · 05/12/2021 16:18

(I obviously mean the cliche of old age - not individual realities!)

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